A 37-year old woman by the name of Angela Scruggs has been arrested after she allegedly pulled out a gun during what has been described as an “Aggravated Assault.” The incident unfolded in the Rutherford Blvd. Walmart parking lot on Tuesday.
Scruggs told police she placed her handgun on her lap after a man in the parking lot yelled at her to “Stop Speeding.” The man who allegedly yelled at Scruggs claims that she almost struck his son while driving her Altima. Scruggs says that the man walked over to her with his hands in his pockets, so she pulled the gun out and placed it on her lap. She left the scene and was pulled over by Murfreesboro Police on S. Church Street.
Jason Hill, who called the police, told officers that Scruggs actually pointed the weapon at him when he asked her to “slow down.” He then told Scruggs that he would call the police. He said that Scruggs told him, “I don’t care, I got a carry permit.” A witness told responding officers that Scruggs told Hill that she would shoot him.
The .22 caliber handgun that belongs to Scruggs was entered in as evidence after she was pulled over and charged with “Aggravated Assault.” She will have to appear in court this October to further explain her actions to the judge.
MPD Incident Report #14-14309
MPD Arrest Report #14-14309
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office